22280VIC :: Certificate I in Employment Pathways


The Certificate I in Employment Pathways is a re-accreditation of the Certificate I in Vocational Preparation and provides a focus on orientation to work options and pathways to further specific vocational education and training. The purpose of this course is to enable learners to develop skills and knowledge to improve their employability and work readiness and to assist them to re-engage with learning. A significant number of learners require a course that re-engages them in vocational learning through the further development of generic and employability skills in order to facilitate a pathway to higher level qualifications. Educational outcomes and pathways may also include direct entry to employment.

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Target Audience


Students enrolling in this qualification generally are jobseeker. A significant number of learners require a course that re-engages them in vocational learning through the further development of generic and employability skills in order to facilitate a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Outcomes

The Certificate I in Employment Pathways is consistent with the criteria and specifications of the AQF Level I as outlined in the Australian Qualification Framework Second Edition January 2013, as follows:

Knowledge: Graduates at this level will have foundational knowledge for everyday life, further learning and preparation for initial work through knowledge of:

  • OHS / WHS procedures and signs
  • sources of information on a range of industries
  • sources of information for employment opportunities
  • strategies for setting work related goals
  • education/training requirements for specific jobs.

Skills: Graduates at this level will have foundational cognitive, technical and communication skills to:

  • follow and apply OHS / WHS and emergency procedures in specific industries
  • identify own self development needs and strategies to improve personal effectiveness
  • identify own skills and match to job opportunities
  • identify processes and stages to develop basic career action plan.

Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate some autonomy in highly structured and stable contexts and within narrow parameters through:

  • collecting and organising information to develop a portfolio to document skill
  • accessing and using employment and workplace information
  • compiling a skills portfolio and simple resuméM/li>
  • using digital technology to access information about selected industries and employment opportunities.

 

The volume of learning for this qualification is typically between 0.5 and 1 year and incorporates structured and unstructured learning activities such as:

  • structured activities to develop work preparation skills such as developing and monitoring a basic career action plan
  • unstructured activities such as accessing and collecting information about different employment areas and work opportunities.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the 22280VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways.

Learners enrolling in the 22280VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways are best equipped to successfully undertake the qualification if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 2 of the ACSF. Indicators of ACSF Level 2 could include:

  • Learning 2.01 and 2.02: identifying and clarifying work goals and how to achieve them
  • Reading 2.03 and 2.04: extracting key information from a simple text such as a written notification of a change to class times
  • Writing 2.05 and 2.06: writing a single paragraph about a previous education, training or work experience using legible script and upper and lower case letters appropriately and consistent print or cursive script
  • Oral Communication 2.07: Participating in short conversations and answering questions about personally familiar topics such as work, learning or family experiences
  • Numeracy 2.10: using familiar course timetabling information to identify class locations and times and to estimate travel time.

 

Learners with language, literacy and numeracy skills at lower levels than those suggested will require additional support to successfully undertake the qualification. When Online Platform is used, please ensure the following system requirements are satisfied:

  • Operating System : Win 7, Mac OSX 10.7+
  • Internet Connection : Broadband connection or faster is recommended. Dial-up access will be significantly slower, and it’s not recommend for using Moodle.
  • Internet Browser: Firefox 15 +, Chrome 25 +, Internet Explorer 9 +, Safari 6+ and Opera 9 + are officially supported; however any modern web browser are recommended. JavaScript and Pop-ups must be enabled and the security settings must accept cookies.
  • Plug-ins: Flash browser plug-in version 10+ is required for desktop browser access.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Some documents are in the PDF format thus require Adobe Acrobat to open the PDF file.

Education Pathway

There are no formal articulation arrangements for this course.

Possible further study outcomes from the 22280VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways may include Certificate II industry qualifications (pre-apprenticeships), Certificate III industry qualifications and VCAL programs.

Course Information

Course Structure

Cost and Duration

Government Funding Information


This program is delivered over a period of 1 -2 months to allow time for the development of the underpinning workplace skills and the completion of workplace projects.

Participant Handbook

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Government Funding Information


This program is delivered over a period of 1 -2 months to allow time for the development of the underpinning workplace skills and the completion of workplace projects.

Admission

ARA Retail Institute offers various intakes across Australian states  throughout the year.

To Enrol

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